Enjoying the Labour Day holiday, I took advantage of the excellent weather to ride my favourite area circuit in Gatineau Park, just across the provincial boundary in Quebec. I met up with another cyclist, Michael, on his new Devinci road bike and we proceeded to cruise up the Camp Fortune climb and then on to Champlain Lookout before turning around and heading home. It is not quite the Alps, but the roads are excellent and at 8:30 on a holiday morning there is not much traffic to speak of.
To give you an idea of the Park, here is a brief video I made in June when I rode with my friend Barry to the Lookout. As you can see, it is a popular training route for many cyclists around here.